Print & Electronic Sources for Scientific Research


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Which of the following is an example of a primary source?

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1. Which of the following is an example of a secondary source?

2. Which of the following is a benefit of print sources?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In our modern society there are many resources available for gathering information. These assessments will help you determine what you know about these sources of research by testing you on identifying types of sources along with their benefits and drawbacks.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review these aspects of scientific research:

  • Examples of both primary and secondary sources
  • Benefits of print sources
  • Possible problems with online sources
  • Identifying examples of a source

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the types of supporting sources for research
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related scientific research lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding primary and secondary sources and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the main types of sources used in scientific research, review the corresponding lesson called Print & Electronic Sources for Scientific Research. This lesson will help you:

  • Define what a source is
  • Know the two types of sources for research
  • Appreciate the difference between a primary source and a secondary source
  • Understand where sources can be found
  • Identify the pitfalls of using online sources